Archive for Wednesday, February 27, 2002


February 27, 2002


Memorial services for Earl (Buddy) Shipps, 96, Maryville, Mo., were Feb. 11, 2002, at Price Funeral Home, Maryville, Mo. Mr. Shipps died Feb. 8, 2002, at Maryville, Mo.

He was born May 3, 1905, in Ottawa. He married Nellie Leuf. She preceded him in death. The Shipps family lived and farmed in the Worden and Overbrook areas.

Survivors include daughter Gayle Lamb, Iowa, son Dale Shipps, Maryville, Mo.; Garland Shipps and Joan Peter, Maryville, Mo.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters and one brother.


Inurnment services for Ernest William Hornberger, 76, Baldwin City, were Saturday at St. John's Cemetery, Worden. Mr. Hornberger died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002, at Hickory Pointe Care and Rehabilitation Center, Oskaloosa.

He was born Feb. 20, 1925, at Lone Star, the son of William Henry Hornberger and Lena (Stoebener) Hornberger. He attended Colyer Grade School, Lone Star, and Liberty Memorial High School, Lawrence.

He worked for Hercules Powder Plant, DeSoto, Baker University, Baldwin City, and the University of Kansas, Lawrence. He retired from the maintenance department at KU in 1977.

He married Hazel Virginia Davis in March of 1976 at Eudora. She preceded him in death in May of 1977.

Mr. Hornberger was a lifelong member of the St. John's United Church of Christ near Worden.

He is survived by one sister, Marie Brohammer and her husband, Harold, Baldwin City; two brothers, Julius Hornberger and his wife, Ida, Baldwin City, and Herbert Hornberger, Overbrook; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Charles Hornberger.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. John's United Church or the Alzheimers and Other Related Disorders Association and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, PO Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66067.


Services for Vera Rose Stencel, 69, Baldwin City, are 1 p.m. today at Vinland United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Vinland Cemetery. Mrs. Stencel died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was born Nov. 8, 1932, in rural Douglas County, the daughter of William and Cecil Irene (Schultz) Chanay. She grew up in rural Douglas County, attended Vinland Grade School and graduated from Vinland High School in 1950.

In 1962, she moved to Olathe, where she began working at Olathe Chamber of Commerce in 1967 as a bookkeeper and secretary until 1976. In 1976, she moved back to the Vinland community.

She was a member of Vinland United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Brenda Fisher, Baldwin City, and Marcia Williamson, Kansas City, Mo.; a son, Tony Stencel, Warner Robins, Ga.; a brother, Duane Chanay, Moline, Ill., and a sister, Diane Purvis, Scottsdale, Ariz.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The family suggests memorials to Vinland United Methodist Church and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts- Heise Funeral Home, PO Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.


Graveside services for Gladys "Sally" Murray, 87, Socorro, N.M. will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Socorro Memorial Cemetery.

Mrs. Murray died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002, at Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Socorro. She had moved to Socorro from Lawrence in 1971.

She was born Feb. 21, 1914, in Newton, the daughter of Alvin and Gertrude (Rashong) Benjamin.

Mrs. Murray was a homemaker. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Lawrence.

She married Leslie Murray May 5, 1931, in Lawrence. He died earlier.

Survivors include two sons, Myron Murray, Emporia, and Gailen Murray, Baldwin City; three daughters, Evelyn Dean and Judy Crissler, both of Socorro, and Sue Shreves, Hot Springs, S.D.; 15 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Steadman-Hall Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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